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05-01-2018, 13:26   #31
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If anyone has an idiots guide to emulators I'd appreciate a pm. I've tried retroarch but can't get anything to really run properly.
I would also appreciate the PM on this. Bit stuck on it.
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Thanks, I'll have a look!
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I would also appreciate the PM on this. Bit stuck on it.
Me too if possible.

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Hi folks. I’ve been getting some buffering while streaming HD on the shield so I did a Speedtest and it’s showing 19 ping, 8mb download and 12mb upload. If I do the same test on my phone right next to the shield I get 35mb download and over 20mb upload.

Is there any way to increase this number on the shield. It’s placed about 15 feet from the source with a direct line of sight. Should it not be getting the same results as the phone?
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Hi folks. I’ve been getting some buffering while streaming HD on the shield so I did a Speedtest and it’s showing 19 ping, 8mb download and 12mb upload. If I do the same test on my phone right next to the shield I get 35mb download and over 20mb upload.

Is there any way to increase this number on the shield. It’s placed about 15 feet from the source with a direct line of sight. Should it not be getting the same results as the phone?
Run a cable and use Ethernet or get a set of homeplugs.
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Hi folks. I’ve been getting some buffering while streaming HD on the shield so I did a Speedtest and it’s showing 19 ping, 8mb download and 12mb upload. If I do the same test on my phone right next to the shield I get 35mb download and over 20mb upload.

Is there any way to increase this number on the shield. It’s placed about 15 feet from the source with a direct line of sight. Should it not be getting the same results as the phone?
These devices do not have the same wifi capabilites as your phone or laptop. As The High Horse Brigade has mentioned, either use an Ethernet cable or get homeplugs. Running any sort of streaming device via wifi is not going to give you the same performance as you would get over wired.
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It could also be wherever the stream is sourced.
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Thanks lads, Ethernet cable is not a runner unfortunately so will try a set of home plugs.
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Thanks lads, Ethernet cable is not a runner unfortunately so will try a set of home plugs.
Are you using a free app or paid?

World of difference. Especially on a popular free app on a busy day.

Regarding emulators:
I do not think that emulators are banned, as there are a ton of freely available games/roms for older systems, so it may be possible to talk about them here as long as you have no intention of using them the same way to play the licenced games that are not freely available..
I am unsure on Boards policies, but pretty sure Emulators themselves are not banned anywhere.
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Are you using a free app or paid?

World of difference. Especially on a popular free app on a busy day.

Regarding emulators:
I do not think that emulators are banned, as there are a ton of freely available games/roms for older systems, so it may be possible to talk about them here as long as you have no intention of using them the same way to play the licenced games that are not freely available..
I am unsure on Boards policies, but pretty sure Emulators themselves are not banned anywhere.
Both free and paid, I think getting a better connection with a homeplug will probably solve my problem. There is good headroom there with a 35mb connection
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Install below apk with USB stick and es file explorer preinstalled and the world is your oyster....

http://m.aptoide.com/installer-aptoide-tv?lang=en
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If anyone has an idiots guide to emulators I'd appreciate a pm. I've tried retroarch but can't get anything to really run properly.
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I’m in the same boat.
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I would also appreciate the PM on this. Bit stuck on it.
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Me too if possible.

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Y'all need to get yourselves Retrox installed.

Small initial fee to join up (although theirs a trial run available) download game titles, unzip, and away you go.

World of choice on it.

My eldest lad has just become acquainted with the Megadrives version of Desertstrike which must have been released 25 years ago.


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07-01-2018, 16:53   #43
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OK, seeing Gods now I’m convinced. Time to get the 16GB and a decent sized USB 3.0
Figure I’ll be back in a few weeks asking for the main apps to apply. Old android box has done its time so getting an upgrade like this for the US TV shows and now retro gaming I’m swung - cheers

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Before I hit the checkout, amazon recommends the 128gb from Sandisk. Any better recommendations here without costing the earth?
SSDs seem great but pricey.

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OK, seeing Gods now I’m convinced. Time to get the 16GB and a decent sized USB 3.0
Figure I’ll be back in a few weeks asking for the main apps to apply. Old android box has done its time so getting an upgrade like this for the US TV shows and now retro gaming I’m swung - cheers

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Before I hit the checkout, amazon recommends the 128gb from Sandisk. Any better recommendations here without costing the earth?
SSDs seem great but pricey.
Only a fiver more - would this work for you? - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Definitely. I’m leaning more to flash just out of reducing moving parts and keeping noise down.
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